Welcome to the Offices of Dr. J. Michael Pepek!
Your first visit to our office is called an initial consultation. You will meet Dr. Pepek and our staff, and your teeth will be examined and evaluated. If it is felt that you may benefit from orthodontic treatment, your next appointment will be for diagnostic records. It is at this appointment that x-rays, photographs and study models will be taken, so that a course of treatment can be recommended. And then, at the 3rd visit, you will sit down with Dr. Pepek and discuss your own individual treatment plan.
Our Westfield office is located in the historic Clapp Tavern (est. 1744), near downtown. With additional offices in West Springfield and Holyoke, we offer not only an office close to you, but the experience and advanced training of Dr. Mike Pepek and his staff. We strive to provide the best quality of orthodontic treatment by maintaining a commitment to excellence, in an atmosphere that patients and their families feel is both comfortable and professional.
In a blend of experience with new and exciting techniques, Dr. Mike Pepek is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He completes many additional hours of study and training each year to provide up-to date treatment to his patients, as well as providing care to cleft palate patients at Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA.
Braces for Children and Adults
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child’s first orthodontic check-up no later than age 7! This is important, because some orthodontic problems can be easier to correct if found and treated early. Most orthodontic patients begin active treatment between the ages of 9 and 14.
Today, more than 30% of orthodontic patients are over 18 years old. Overcrowding, crooked and protruding teeth, and improper bite are just some of the conditions that can be corrected in many people, regardless of age. And with use of lighter, less conspicuous wires and “invisible” braces, adults are more likely than ever to seek orthodontic treatment.
We look forward to meeting you soon. • Please call today to schedule your consultation.